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FIR Podcast #137: Do Sentences Need Their Space(s)?

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

Should you be adding one or two spaces after a period in a paragraph? The forces aligned behind each approach have been vocal in their beliefs. One side got a boost from new research, but are we buying it? Listen to Shel and guest Terry Fallis discuss the controversy. Also in this week’s episode:

  • Vine 2 is on hold indefinitely
  • Klout is being consigned to the dust heap of social media history
  • The Vitamin Shoppe has set up Instagram accounts for each of its 800 stores
  • Carnival Cruise has (gasp!) responded well to a crisis
  • Richard Edelman adds fuel to his argument that PR should… Read More »

A New Model for Employee Communication, Part 17: Employee Voice

A New Model for Employee Communication, Part 17: Employee Voice

This is the latest installment in a series of posts exploring a new model of employee communication, designed to deliver measurable results that demonstrate the impact on the organization in ways that matter to leaders.

Revised Employee Communication Model


The series:
Part 1: Introduction Part 9: Vision/Mission
Part 2: Overview Part 10: Values
Part 3: Alignment Part 11: Practices
Part 4: Listening Part 12: People
Part 5: Consultation Part 13: People
Part 6: Branding Part 14: Engagement
Part 7: Channels Part 15: The Strategic Narrative
Part 8: Culture Part 16: Engaging Managers

The four overlapping circles at the center of the model… Read More »

FIR Podcast #136: Guerilla Surveys and Bacon Cryptocurrencies

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

Angela Sinickas joins host Shel Holtz to talk bout how a group of employees used a survey to get the CEO to pay attention to a problem in the culture when all else had failed. Also in this week’s episode:

  • A survey of journalists, bloggers, and influencers finds everyone wishes PR people would get to the point
  • The name of a restaurant with which Whole Foods had partnered led to a social media uproar
  • U2 is releasing an Augmented Reality app to use at the band’s upcoming concerts
  • Instagram users are getting fake comments and likes from real users
  • Conde Nast is creating content… Read More »